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31 March 2013

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Vanbrella in flight

Sightings of an unidentified flying object have been flooding into the newsrooms this morning, with reports of what appears to be a flying Autoglass van. The incidents have occurred at an airfield near the company's headquarters in Bedford.

Could Autoglass have done the impossible and created a winged van that would allow the driver (or pilot in this case) to glide smoothly over the congested and pothole-ridden roads below?

John Brown, a nearby resident commented on the moment he caught a glimpse of the flying van, It was very early in the morning so part of me thought I was possibly still dreaming. But there it was, a van, soaring above the ground with gigantic yellow wings. There is no mistaking that this really is a ground-breaking discovery.

It is unknown how Autoglass have created this flying masterpiece. We spoke with lead scientist, Charles Smith, from The British Flying School to get his opinion on these miraculous sightings

Autoglass would need to have created a lightweight polycarbonate beta-keratin hybrid and a magnetised propulsion system and combine that with traditional wing power. If they have been able to unite these, a flying van could change the way we see motoring forever.

We approached Autoglass to get to the bottom of what would appear to be an impossible development. Captain G. Avin from the Autoglass technical development department commented We are always looking for ways to improve customer service and are dedicated to creating innovative ways that will help us achieve this. Being environmentally efficient and conscious of our carbon footprint are vital to Autoglass and we are constantly striving to improve in these areas. I cannot comment on these sightings at present, but we will shortly unveil our latest innovation.

On lookers have said it looked like a modern day Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. What was most likely a test flight could be the start of a revolutionary change to 21st century driving. Not only could it reduce congestion, a flying van may be a cheaper alternative than repairing the poorly maintained roads or the damage they cause to vehicles.  

But whether you are in a motorway jam or on top of a mountain, thanks to this new development, Autoglass will be able to come to the rescue.

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